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Alstom wins 500 kV substation contract in Colombia


 Colombia, Bogota: Alstom Grid has been awarded a €23 million ($25 million) contract to supply the first 500 kV substation for Empresa de Energía de Bogotá (EEB). 

Alstom will deliver the 500 kV turnkey substation with power transformers and associated electrical equipment, including the design, civil works construction, erection and commissioning, reveals the company in the press release.

Part of the solution offered is Alstom’s air-insulated switchgear comprising instrument transformers, live tank circuit breakers and disconnectors.

The substation will be located at Gachanzipa, 30 km north from Bogota, capital city of Colombia. It will connect the Hydro Sogamoso power plant to Bogota, improving and increasing the reliability of the city’s energy system.

The project is due to be completed by mid-2017.

Source: Alstom